5k Runs in Illinois

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JUL18
Sundowner 5K
Joliet, IL, United States

Join us for a local summer tradition ... 20 years running! This USATF-certified course route was redesigned and repaved in 2017 and features a scenic wooded route through historic Pilcher Park. Of course, the Sundowner wouldnt be complete without the Splash Dash a 1 Mile Junior Jog for kids ages 6-12 and a 50 Yard Dash for kids age 6 and under.

$15 - $35
Sundowner 5K
JUL20
North Shore Taco Run 5K
Highwood, IL, United States

From downtown Highwood, up along the beautiful lake shore and through historic Fort Sheridan, the North Shore Taco Run 5K will be an event to remember. Whether you run or walk, grab a friend, grab your kids, grab your parents and come join the fun. When you've completed the race, walk right over to the North Shore Taco Festival grounds, listen to some live music and grab your complimentary taco and for participants 21 and older, a complimentary beer or margarita!!

$35
North Shore Taco Run 5K
JUL20
Fiesta Del Sol 5K
Hanover Park, IL, United States

The Fiesta del Sol 5K is an annual fundraising event organized by Hanover Park Park Foundation, a non-profit organization for the Hanover Park Park District. The family-friendly 5K will embark runners on an early-morning jaunt around the Mallard Lake Forest Preserve. Entertainment will follow the race with a variety of food, games, and music.

$35
Fiesta Del Sol 5K
JUL20
Fit America Fest Half Marathon
Hoffman Estates, IL, United States

Experience the excitement of the AMITA Health Fit America Fest Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Run/Walk in Hoffman Estates. Run or walk the 5K or strive to complete the 10K or half marathon run. All distances offer diverse and scenic USATF certified courses with pace teams for the 10K and half marathon. Put your shoes on and accomplish the distance, receive your commemorative moisture wicking tech shirt, bib number and finishers medal*.

$50
Fit America Fest Half Marathon
JUL20
BBQ Bolt
Downers Grove, IL, United States

The 5-mile and 5K events will start behind the concession stand on the road behind the Fire Station. The 1-mile walk will also start behind the concession stand but on the park path.

Free - $40
BBQ Bolt
JUL20
Heroes for Autism 5K
St. Louis, MO, United States

We invite runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to come out dressed as your favorite superhero and support families impacted by autism.

$15
Heroes for Autism 5K
JUL21
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon
Chicago, IL, United States

Take in the lakefront views of Chicago and dash around downtown in this festival of running and music. This is not one to be missed if you can't get enough of live music and cheering supporters. After the race, get into the festivities with the all-day party.

$62 - $115
Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon
JUL25
Run for Gus
Chicago, IL, United States

Help advance pediatric brain tumor treatment and research at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago! Sign up for the Annual Run for Gus 5K Run/1 Mile Walk/400 Meter Kids Race to raise important funds in support of the thousands of children battling brain tumors.

$40
Run for Gus
JUL27
Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5K
Sugar Grove, IL, United States

Run along residential streets of Sugar Grove in this fast, flat 2-lap course. The 3.1 mile USATF certified course (#IL-16014-WR) is electronically timed and features traffic control, splits at 1 and 2 miles, first aid and water stations, and post-race snacks.

$20 - $25
Sugar Grove Corn Boil 5K
JUL27
Mud Mountain 5K
Edwardsville, IL, United States

The 23rd Annual Mud Mountain 5K Classic and Mile Fun Run is a unique opportunity for runners of all ages and abilities to get off the roads and pavement and run on a true cross country course, all while helping the Edwardsville Cross Country and Track and Booster Club raise funds for the seasons.

$30
Mud Mountain 5K
JUL27
5-O 5K Donut Run/Walk
Collinsville, IL, United States

Anyone can do a 5K, but can you do a 5K while eating donuts? This race will test your running abilites as well as your capability to consume donuts. There will be three donut stations along the route where runners will be given a chance to eat one donut at each one. For each donut eaten there will be one minute deducted from the runner's overall time. Runners will have to decide if eating the delicious donut is worth the time deduction. Eating donuts is not mandatory, but could be motivation to finish the race. The race will start and end next to the Collisville Police Department. Costumes and donut eating are encouraged, but are not mandatory.

$25
5-O 5K Donut Run/Walk
JUL28
Christmas in July 5K – Rotary Club of Woodstock
Woodstock, IL, United States

Join us for our annual family-friendly Christmas themed 5K fun run through the beautiful Woodstock Square Historic District and quaint Victorian neighborhoods. Get festive with our Best Christmas Costume Contest, along with race awards in eight age bands immediately following race. Competitive and recreational participants welcome! Proceeds benefit the Woodstock Christmas Clearing House.

$20 - $35
Christmas in July 5K – Rotary Club of Woodstock
AUG2
Shippey Endurance Runs
High Ridge, MO, United States

Nestled quietly in the rolling wooded hills just 20 mins west on Interstate 44 of Greater St. Louis lies the wonders of the Beaumont Scout Reservation. Here we invite you to partake in a first-hand experience of these rolling hills where never before has the general public been allowed to traverse the multitude of trail systems within.

$40 - $80
Shippey Endurance Runs
AUG3
Shopping Cart SHuffle 5K
Hanover Park, IL, United States

There are more than 65,500 food insecure individuals in DuPage County, almost half of which do not qualify for government assistance. Please join us in this chip-timed, family-friendly 5K run/walk to feed our hungry neighbors!

$10 - $30
Shopping Cart SHuffle 5K
AUG3
Run for Serenity 5k
Wheaton, IL, United States

Run for Serenity is a race that changes lives and offers hope. Join us on August 3, at Cantigny Park to help end overdose and stop the stigma Together we can beat addiction.

$40
Run for Serenity 5k
AUG3
KVPD 5K Beer Fest
Kankakee, IL, United States

This race forms part of the beer fest - entry includes 5k registration and admission, with four drink tokens. Throughout the course, there will be beer/water stations for all participants.

$35
KVPD 5K Beer Fest
AUG3
Run For The Riverfront
Mooseheart, IL, United States

This annual run is the principal fundraiser for the North Aurora River District Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of the North Aurora riverfront area as a gathering space for the community.

Run for the Riverfront offers you the unique opportunity to explore the grounds of the Mooseheart campus along our course, which is situated on concrete and gravel terrain, all private streets. As you navigate the course, take time to take in the beautiful, natural surroundings, you may even encounter a resident bald eagle overhead!

$15
Run For The Riverfront
AUG3
Porter Fire's Stop, Drop and Run 5K
Porter, IN, United States

You're taught from a young age to stop, drop and roll if your clothes catch fire. In the spirit of that practice, let's substitute run in the mix! The Stop, Drop and Run 5K Run/Walk is just the way to do it! You can also run with a firefighter! Come join some of Porter Fire Department's finest who will be running in their gear and challenge them and yourself!

$30
Porter Fire's Stop, Drop and Run 5K
AUG10
Raceway Woods 5K Challenge
Carpentersville, IL, United States

Race proceeds raise money to support those in need within our community. We partner with the F.I.S.H Food Pantry and Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township, as well as Aqua Es Vida Water project in Mexico.

$35
Raceway Woods 5K Challenge
AUG10
Glow Run 5K
East Chicago, IN, United States

Our course is flat and provides runners and walkers of all ages to come out and experience with us. Come join us for a great time to support G.L.O.W Night, a local non-profit organization geared towards youth development. G.L.O.W Night Organizations supports the youth of Northwest Indiana and promotes youth events that share the message of hope and peace. Local vendors will provide food and drinks at our post-race party.

$15
Glow Run 5K
AUG10
Registration Perks
Stan's Donut 5K Run, Walk, & Kids Dash
Chicago, IL, United States

Grab your donut-lovin' friends and come to the Stan's Donut 5k & Kids Dash presented by Adrenaline Special Events at Soldier Field. Enjoy donuts throughout the course and at the finish line.

$25 - $50
Stan's Donut 5K Run, Walk, & Kids Dash
AUG11
BTN Big 10K
Chicago, IL, United States

This summer all the fun and excitement of the Big Ten Conference returns to Chicago for the annual BTN Big 10K! Compete for your Big Ten team in the 10K race or 5K run/walk. Afterward, kick off the college football season in style with thousands of Big Ten fans at the ultimate post-race Tailgate party! Packed with Big Ten mascots, cheerleaders, food, live music, beer, interactive games, exciting prizes, BTN talent, and much more!

$25 - $55
BTN Big 10K
AUG17
Roland G. Simon 5K Prostate Run
Chicago, IL, United States

This race is the third annual 5K walk, race, bike event sponsored by the Prince Hall Masons in the state of Illinois to bring awareness to and support for Prostate cancer, early detection, treatment options, and on-going research. The race is open to anyone interested in participating in the conversation of Prostate Cancer Awareness or who want to support those affected by Prostate Cancer.

$25
Roland G. Simon 5K Prostate Run
AUG17
Kimmswick 5K & 1 Mile
Kimmswick, MO, United States

Run through historic Kimmswick, alongside the Mississippi River, the Anheuser Estate and the Windsor Harbor Bridge (the oldest known wrought iron bridge in Missouri). Hang around post-race for attendance prizes, refreshments, 50/50 raffle, music, shopping in Kimmswick and more!

$30
Kimmswick 5K & 1 Mile
AUG17
St. Catherine of Alexandria Charge On 5K
Oak Lawn, IL, United States

Welcome to the Annual CHARGE ON 5k Run/Walk for St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish. We will be running through the neighborhood surrounding St. Catherine's. The race will start and finish at Lawn Manor Park located at 108th St. and Kostner Ave.

$25
St. Catherine of Alexandria Charge On 5K
AUG17
Big Heart 5K
Geneva, IL, United States

The annual Big Heart 5K is a unique transatlantic race. We will run once race in two locations/continents with synchronized start and timing. This will be your opportunity to compete with someone from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. The purpose of the event is to raise money for the Kristoffer Larson Big Heart Memorial Foundation.

$15
Big Heart 5K
AUG17
My Block, My Hood, My City Community Run
Chicago, IL, United States

Join My Block for a 5K run around the beautiful Marquette Park. Known for its 9-hole golf course, soccer fields, and summer barbecues, Marquette also has a rich history of activism. Most notably the civil rights marches of 1966, where Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference protested housing discrimination in Chicago. Race day includes live music, a history hunt, and prizes for top runners and top fundraising teams.

$35
My Block, My Hood, My City Community Run
AUG24
Parkie’s Famous 5K/10K and Kid’s Fun Dash
Bolingbrook, IL, United States

Parkie's Famous 5k/10k is back! We've got the flat, fast course and great vibe that you've loved from previous years and we've partnered once again with Famous Daves in Bolingbrook (located at 704 Janes Ave.) to bring you the ultimate in race experiences. You want food? You got it! All runners will receive a BBQ sandwich and two sides, along with a free bottle of Famous Daves BBQ sauce. You want more? We got that too!

$10 - $38
Parkie’s Famous 5K/10K and Kid’s Fun Dash
AUG24
Horner Hustle
Park Ridge, IL, United States

Mike Horner lived in Edison Park with his wife, Heather Dunne and their daughter, Mary Helen. When Mike was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in December 2015, his family and friends were blindsided. How could someone so healthy be so sick? Mike lost his battle with pancreatic cancer shortly after Mary Helens first birthday, 9 months after his diagnosis, and minutes before his 46th birthday. Please join the Horner, Dunne, Balducci, and Pietryla families as they partner with Project Purple to host the first 5K Horner Hustle Fun Run/Walk in Park Ridge, IL, raising funds for early detection and, ultimately, a cure for pancreatic cancer.

$35
Horner Hustle
AUG24
Skokie’s Backlot Dash 5K
Skokie, IL, United States

Skokie's Backlot Dash 5K and Kid's Run will be held in Downtown Skokie (in and around the grounds of Skokie's Backlot Bash) and will include a half mile kids run.

$15
Skokie’s Backlot Dash 5K
AUG24
St. Rose of Lima Feast Day 5K
Wilmington, IL, United States

The race will begin and end at St. Rose Catholic Church located at 603 S. Main St., Wilmington, IL. All runners will be timed as they make their way through the friendly neighborhood streets of Wilmington. All racing surfaces are both paved roads and flat surfaces. This course is mainly flat and fast!

$20
St. Rose of Lima Feast Day 5K
AUG25
Garden Gallop 5K
St. Louis, MO, United States

Join the Young Friends for a summer morning fun run or walk through the Missouri Botanical Garden and a yoga session at the Cohen Amphitheater. Runners follow a recommended 5K course, but they run for the pleasure of it. No clock, no winners.

$30
Garden Gallop 5K

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